| Mateo turns FIVE |

To my sweet Mateo:
My sweet baby I hope when you get older you remember all these happy memories and carry them with you for the rest of your life. Also, that you are able to tell your children about them one day! I wish nothing but to see you happy and feel loved by not just me, but by the people that surround you and are there for you each and every day. I hope that you understand that momma did her best each and every day to see you happy and feel loved. Today you turned 5 years old and I want you to know that you given me the most AMAZING 5 years of my life. You have given me strength when I have felt hopeless and defeated. You have said things like " You can do it momma" when you see me stressed or " Momma I love you" when I am crying. You might not understand right now how much those simple words have saved me from myself. I thank God each and every day for given me you and allowing me to love you for the rest of my life. 
Mateo I love you with all my heart and remember that even if you are 60 years old you will always be my little boy and I will love you more than anything in this world. 
Love,
Momma

I cannot begin to explain how I feel about Mateo turning 5 years old. My little baby isn't a baby anymore and he is becoming his own little person with his own personality and a whole lot of stubbornness. These last 5 years have flown by in the blink of an eye and I am just amazed and thankful for all the memories, he has brought to my life since he was born. As a mother I never knew how bittersweet it is to see our babies grow up and seeing them become their own person, the one that God planned for them to become. I am not going to lie but most of the time I don't know if I am doing things right, but one thing I am sure of is that Mateo is happy.  That is all that is ever matter to me, as for the rest of the stuff I will continue to figure them out as I go because I have learned that as a mother I have to give my self GRACE, and I have done just that the last couple years.

This year I decided to skip the birthday party because we recently moved back home and he is new to his classroom. Also we been through so much the last couple months we needed a small getaway and be in a place that only brought happiness. So I decided to take him to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We had the best 5 days and we created so many memories and had a lot of laughter. I couldn't be happier with my decision. I want to thank my best friend Morgan for going on last minute adventures with us. We love you so much boo boo! Also I want to give the biggest thank you to Jody from Small World Big Fun. She made this getaway more memorable and we had no worries because she planned everything for us.  So if you are thinking of going to Disney World and don't know where to start Jody is your girl! 

xoxo

Valeria

 

| Nichole + Tony | Gender Reveal | Camp Pendleton Barn, Oceanside CA

I am so blessed to be able to be there for my friends special and big moments in life. I met Nichole, Tony and their sweet son Ryan about 2 years ago. Let me tell you they are the most humble, down to earth and fun family to be around. You just know when people like them are MEANT to be in your life and they are meant to be in mine. When Nichole messaged me about wanting a pictures done I automatically said "yes" without even thinking about it twice. But I didn't find out until later on why she wanted to take pictures. So of course I was BEYOND excited to find out that they are having a baby but most of all that they wanted me to capture then finding out the gender!!

I am not gonna lie I was so nervous because you want to live the moment but I also had a job to do. I kid you not I stopped taking photos because I was so excited and started to jump and cheer with them... Whoops! hahaha but then I was like 'Crap!' and started to photograph again. They were so excited as you can tell but nobody in this world deserves this little blessing more than they do! 

Nichole, Tony and Ryan THANK YOU so much from the bottom of my heart! I cannot wait to met this sweet baby girl! Also for being amazing friends to Mateo and I, we couldn't live without you guys! I love you all! 

 

xoxo,

Valeria

| VP Senior Spokesmodels 2018 |

I am so excited to finally be able to introduce you all my Senior Spokesmodels. A couple of months ago I opened my application process & I was so blessed to have received entries. I read every single entry & choose 4 amazing people that I knew would represent my brand. Getting to know them & meeting them was just a pleasure & of course they make me feel so young because now a days I feel pretty old haha. 

 

I am so excited to be able to introduce you Brianna, Chris, Tenejah & Arionne! They are wonderful souls that are so mature for there age. They are so fun to be around & know how to have fun! I cannot wait for you guys to see more of them through out this journey we all take! I am so excited & ready!!!!

 

Brianna, Chris, Tenejah & Arionne thank you so much for believing in me & wanting to represent who I am & what I stand for! I cannot wait to get to know all of you more & create wonderful memories through out this upcoming school year!!!

 

 

Xo,

Valeria

| Moon & Stars Stylized Shoot |

Last month I got the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors around the Tallahassee Area. It is so refreshing being able to work with wonderful ladies that understand your creative way of thinking & have their own business too! We got a chance to work together & learn from each other but most of all we got to create a bond between all of us that I will forever be thankful. Its hard to understand the refreshing feeling you have when you get to work with other people in the industry, to be honest I love it because I get to learn from something from someone & I am able to make friends with people that understand me!

Thank you so much Leanna for putting this wonderful stylized shoot together! Also for allowing me to be park of it & be able to capture your vision in images that you will be able to look back on! As for the rest of the ladies thank you for doing what you all do best!!!! 

 

Venue: Wakulla Springs Lodge - www.wakullaspringslodge.com/
Cake and Favors: Cake Me With You - www.cakemewithyouplease.com 
Floral Design: Moonstruck Florals - www.moonstruckflorals.com
Stationery: Poppie Studios - www.poppiestudiosdesign.com
Linens: Party Crush Studio - www.partycrushstudio.com
Cake Board: Lovely Olive Living - www.lovelyoliveliving.com
MUAH: @bridesbythebay - (Website coming soon!)
Tables: Sugar Sand Events and Designs - sugarsandeventsanddesigns@gmail.com

Videography: Kemari Lyn Films - www.kemarilynfilms.com

Photography:

Lilac & Lemon Photography - www.lilacandlemonphotography.com

Amanda Grace Photography - www.amandagracephotos.com

 

 

Xo,

Valeria

**P.S - at the very bottom is an amazing clip of the couple!!!!**

| Tallahassee Wedding Tour |

The Park Avenue Inn

The Tallahassee Wedding Tour was a success. Blissfully Yours did an amazing job with this new idea of meeting wedding vendors and being able to have fun while doing it! I was happy to be part of this event! Next year it will be bigger and better since this one was such a success! 

The venue I was located was the Park Avenue Inn. This beautiful and historic Inn is located in downtown Tallahassee. Let me tell you it took my breath away just walking in and seeing every single little piece history.  If you are looking for an intimate wedding venue the Park Avenue Inn is your venue.  Kate is the innkeeper and she is the sweetest more helpful person. Please don hesitate to go visit or even stay at this beautiful Inn.

 

 

XO,

Valeria

| WELCOME |

Hello Lovely people!!!

I am so glad you are here!! I can't begin to tell you how happy this makes me feel. I want to officially welcome you to my WORLD!! Let me tell you is messy but beautiful in its own way and the best part is I can share it with you! Before you start exploring the rest my world I wanted to talk a little bit about my self and give you a little insight about who I am.

As you might already know my name is Valeria.. Kinda obvious since thats the name of my business hahahaha besides the obvious I was born in Mexico and raised there for 8 years with my two brothers. My parents decided to move to Ventura, CA thats the place I call home. After completing all my education I decided to join the United States Marines. I made the crazy decision to serve our country and have a chance to explore something outside my comfort zone. During my time serving I gave birth to my sweet little boy Mateo and meet my sweet boyfriend Michael. They are part of the many blessings God has given me and I will be forever grateful. 

Now most of the time you can find me in leggings with my hair in a messy bun and running around taking care of my crazy toddler in Tallahassee,FL. Yes I left my sweet California home to make a life with Michael and so far I am loving it. I am slowly becoming a girl from the south but I will always be a Southern California girl!  

I can't wait to meet you and get to capture a special time in your life that you can keep forever! Also I can't wait for you to come along with me a go through this journey together. I hope to hear from you soon, but for now WELCOME to my crazy/imperfect life!!!!

 

 

XO

Valeria